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                      Newsletter of the
                Unitarian Universalist 
            Fellowship of Beaufort, SC 


a member of the       
Unitarian Universalist Association

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Rev. Lori G. Hlaban, Minister
Chris Raskind, Director of Music
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort
178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island

Upcoming Sundays
October Theme: Belonging
October 27 – Sacred Lights – Rev. Lori

UUFB Current Events: Click Here

Chair Yoga is back!
Cost:  Donation to our Fellowship
Where:  in the Sanctuary 
When:  Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am

Chair Yoga provides our fellowship and the larger community with an accessible, safe and enjoyable way to move, breathe, laugh and feel good! 
Poses are done in a chair or standing with support available, no floor work and no special props or clothing needed.
If you have questions about this weekly class contact Kathy Folsom.

2019 UUFB Auction: November 16, 2019
 “50s Fun, Funds and Fellowship”

You are invited to participate in the annual UUFB Auction in one or more of many ways 1) as an attendee 2) as a donor 3) as a bidder 4) as an underwriter 5) as a solicitor of gifts and donations 6) food provider / donator 7) as a catalyst to bring your friends 7) and as a volunteer of your time.

We will be having a Silent Auction with “bits and bytes” and drinks followed by the Live Auction with our favorite auctioneer Tony Barbagallo who always fosters a lively and fun filled night.

Key to the success of this event are DONATIONS.  So please if you have donated in the past please consider doing so again or submitting your new idea for a donation, or asking your friends or business you frequent to consider a donation.

You can submit your donation in one of two ways.  
1.    Electronic Submission – use the Button below labeled “Submit Donation” and complete the form.
2.    Use the paper “50s Fun, Funds, and Fellowship” 2019 UUFB Auction Donation Submission Form” in the Fellowship Hall on the credenza below the mirror.

Completed paper donation forms should be left in the gray file tray labeled “Auction Donations” located on the counter in the Fellowship Hall lobby,  or given to Virginia Eads.

Submit Donation

If you have questions please call or email Virginia Eads.

SUNDAY, October 27th
Get to know about UUFB and Unitarian Universalism
All are Welcome!


SATURDAY, November 9th
9:00 a.m.
Penn Center Heritage Days Parade, with our own Rev. Lori as parade co-marshal!

The Brass Roots Trio is Coming!

On Oct. 20th, instead of the usual hymns and sermon, the Brass Roots Trio will offer a concert! This opportunity came about via a connection one of our members has with the Fripp Friends of Music. We’re grateful to Warren Slesinger, and to Ron Manion of Fripp Friends of Music, for making this special morning possible! Please mark your calendars & join us for this special occasion! Enjoy!

Please be aware that this service will be starting at 10:30am

The New Season of Music on Malphrus at UUCL
Begins in September and continues throughout the year.....

Next up:  Josh Joffen - Saturday, 10/26/2019

Singer, award-winning songwriter and guitarist Josh Joffen has delighted audiences everywhere he plays, from Illinois to Texas and California to New York. Schooled in the Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the ‘80s, Josh has shared stages at clubs and coffeehouses, house concerts and festivals with a host of stars in the American Acoustic galaxy. 

A two-time winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriter competition and winner of the Great American Song contest, Josh’s songs are funny, heart-moving, rousing, and reflective (but, he grins, not all at the same time).  “What do I sing about?  About good times and hard times, love lost and found, histories and mysteries, the everyday and the world-changing things we encounter,” he says.  “I sing about the human experience.” 

Josh Joffen weaves melody around rich lyrical poetry, binds it together with expressive guitar, adds smooth soothing vocals, and serves it all up to us with a warm smile.  Josh doesn’t just sing.  He reaches out and embraces his audience, pulling them into his magical world.  It doesn’t get much better than this.
Arlene Boumel, South Florida Folk Festival and Boumel House Concerts, Coral Springs, FL

Learn more about the series at the UUCL website

Soul Matters Small Groups!

Are you interested in going deeper with the Soul Matters themes? Want to talk with a few others about what those themes lead you to ponder and wonder? Craving a place where personal joys and sorrows are shared? Soul Matters Small Group Ministry may be for you. 

Our first small group met during the last program year, and had deep, thoughtful, interesting conversations using the Soul Matters small group materials.

If you’re interested, please contact Rev. Lori asap! Have some questions? Ask! 

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Project Update

UUFB is partnered with other Beaufort area faith groups on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Faith Build House, located at 2523 Mossy Oaks Road.  The house’s exterior is now in place, so the remaining volunteer work is ground-level and mostly indoors.  The nature of the work will continue to change as the build progresses towards its targeted completion date in October.

In order to participate, volunteers from any participating faith group, sign up directly on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity site, in any combination, up to a limit of ten.  Those who have completed the 1-hour orientation can sign up for any Tuesday through Saturday they wish.  We at UUFB have identified all Thursdays from 8 to noon as our common workday.  Working together will be a great opportunity to act on our values, to build relationship among our own members and friends, and with others in a no-proselytizing interfaith experience.  

Those who are interested, and have not yet completed a 1-hour orientation program may attend one on the second Saturday of any month, at the Habitat office (616 Parris Island Gateway).  Please call Lee McSavaney 843-522-3500 at the Habitat office to attend.

Any questions?  Contact Tom Hlaban.
Celebrating Citizenship In Beaufort
October 26, 2019
2-4 PM
Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion

 We are recognizing the history and incredible positive impact of the people in our community who have come from other countries and earned their U. S. citizenship.  We will be celebrating over 1,800 Beaufort County Naturalized Americans and their contributions. 

 Hard work and passion to become proud Americans are the foundation and inspiration for this first event. 

 Join us to lift-up the importance of Naturalized Citizens and provide information and education to those seeking citizenship. 

 For more details please contact Kathy Folsom

To Be Continued…
a column by Rev. Lori G. Hlaban 

Dear Ones,

What a wonderful weekend! Our 20th Anniversary Founders Day dinner was amazing! Much gratitude to Julia Peters and her team of cooks, bakers, and sous chefs for the delicious food. It was also wonderful to be treated to musical entertainment from various members. There is so much talent here! And the surprise quilts for Rev. Nan and me – oh, my. They are beautiful works of art, to treasure forever. Thank you, Jan Spencer, for working your quilting magic with these pieces of fabric from members of the congregation. 

Special gratitude to Grace Drake and the 20th Anniversary Committee for all their hard work in making this all come together. AND for every person who helped make the weekend a success. I don’t know all the names, but I know much work went into sprucing up the grounds and buildings, setting up, cleaning up, greeting, and much more.

The Sunday service was uplifting and inspiring! It was so good to have UUFB Minister Emerita Rev. Nan White preach. Afterward there was more food! The Sunday brunch was another tour de force from many wonderful volunteers.

A member recently said to me, “The great think about this congregation is that they come to the plate when help is needed.” Truer words were never spoken.

When you read this, Tom and I will be in Vermont. We won “3 nights in a Vermont condo” in last year’s auction, so that’s where we’ll be! 

And that reminds me – the annual auction is just around the corner! Do make plans to attend. It’s always a lot of fun, and there’s something for everyone!

Twenty years is quite a milestone for a congregation. Many who were here at the beginning are no longer with us. Many more have walked through these doors and found a lifesaving message, transformation, a faith home. There’s been much laughter, lots of work, and many tears – and it’s all been worth it. As we celebrate, let’s look forward to what the next twenty years will bring!

        Rev. Lori Hlaban

To read previous posts, CLICK HERE.


UUFB CALENDAR  - October 17-23
Buddhist Spiritual Affinity Group Mindfulness and insight meditation. 
Every Monday, 7:30-8:30
One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Pkwy.  All are welcome.
Chair Yoga Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45
UUFB Sanctuary, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island
This Week:  (F.H. indicates Fellowship Hall)
No Events This Week
Upcoming Events:
Sat. Oct. 26.  2:00-4:00pm.  Waterfront Park.  Celebrating Citizenship in Beaufort
Sun. Oct. 27.  11:30am-1:00pm.  RE Room.  Connections Class.
Thur. Oct. 31.  9:00-10:30am.  Magnolia Bakery.  Women's Breakfast.
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